Roseanne Barr says Valerie Jarrett looks like an ape and is labeled a racist by the left-leaning press, which applauds her firing yet, the New York Times is defending its racist new hire as simply a “young Asian woman” imitating the rhetoric of others.

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That "young Asian woman" is tech writer Sarah Jeong, whose tweets are causing quite a stir. Like the one in which Jeong said she enjoys being “cruel to old white men,” and used a “#CancelWhitePeople” hashtag. What is most appalling, besides of course the fact that the New York Times would defend such garbage is the hypocrisy of it all.

Conservative columnist Daniella Greenbaum told Fox News:

“The issue at hand here is not about whether Jeong’s tweets were racist or not. Jeong claimed she was kidding. Good enough, I guess, although swap the word ‘white’ and insert black, Mexican, or Jewish in any of her tweets and I have a feeling we’d be having a very different conversation.”

How true. It seems to be generally acceptable by the left if your hatred is aimed at white people. Jeong's comments would be defined as hate speech had they been directed at her by a white person.

Shame on the New York Times for its double standards and hypocrisy.

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